Freelance Forum Spring 2021 Webinars & Podcasts

nujFFFreelance Forum Spring 2021 is coming.

Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, Freelance Forum is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

In 2021, a combination of  podcast interviews and live webinars are planned. Webinars will also allow for audience interaction, with Question & Answer sessions. As was the case last year, the podcasts will be uploaded and can be accessed using any podcast client, or directly from Soundcloud. However, places at the webinars may be limited.

Reserve your places today.

A total of three Spring Webinars are planned. You can reserve a place at an individual Webinar, or at all three. There is no charge to attend the Freelance Forum webinar events. You can install a Zoom app on your Apple or Android phone from the app stores, or download Zoom here to install on your computer.

Additional podcast recordings will also be uploaded during the Spring. The first podcast of 2021, covering the Sound+Vision programme, was uploaded on 1 February. Check it out now, before the application deadline on 4 March. Further podcasts will be added during March and April.

Spring Series 2021 Freelance Forum Webinars

Webinar 1: Making Media Pay
Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM
Date: Monday 15 March 2021

  • Taryn de Vere is co-founder and Director of Quare Media, a diverse, online media publication. Taryn lives in Donegal and is also a fashion activist, artist and designer..
  • Dean Van Nguyen speaks about using Substack to distribute his personal Newsletter. Dean is a cultural critic and music journalist for The Irish Times, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Jacobin and Wax Poetics, among others. His first book Iron Age: The Art of Ghostface Killah was released in 2019 and its follow up Meddling Loops: Music, Politricks & Resistance in Modern Ireland is out later this year.
  • Martin McMahon is a podcaster, activist, whistleblower, and a co-founder of the Tortoise Shack podcast platform, who produce the Echo Chamber podcast among others. He will talk about fundraising efforts using Patreon.

Webinar 2: How to make a really great podcast in Six Straightforward Steps
Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM
Date: Monday 29 March 2021

Want to make a podcast on a shoestring but don’t know where to start? Need to define your target audience and work out how to record remotely? Former RTE producer & media trainer Aileen O’Meara brings you her insights and knowledge to this interactive workshop. Bring your phone, your podcast idea and your brain along. By the end of this workshop you will have your Six Straightforward Steps to a Super Podcast. Ideal for freelancers with a yen to be heard.

Webinar 3: Social Media Tactics to Push Your Brand and Your Story
Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM
Date: Monday 12 April 2021

Melanie Boylan is a Social Media Trainer and Journalist based in Co Westmeath who has spent the last 4 years honing her methods for building her brand recognition. In her chat today she’ll be outlining the tools and tactics that she’s integrated into her every day strategy.

Reserve Your Place Now By Completing The Form Below:

    Yes, I would like to attend Freelance Forum Spring 2021 Webinar events as indicated below.
    (tick the box for each event you wish to attend, and provide your name and email so we can contact you)